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XWWBB: Target multiplayer game immediately gangs up on you and kills you.
Posted By: Nagoragama (4/23/2013 5:23:06 PM)


Should be the cover art of a death metal album.
Posted By: MrBarrelRoll (4/24/2013 10:23:38 AM)


So, most of the X cost spells of this block have been rare, yet this was uncommon, as it's not that exploitable, apparently. APPARENTLY.

Rainbow ramp decks will now proceed to not just kill one player, but every player. My friend runs such a deck using lots of mana-ramping defenders like Overgrown Battlement and that one from Return To Ravnica, and has already shot me to pieces with Mind Grind.

If you have the means to ramp up to 14 mana with the right colours you'll annihilate most of your opponents. Doran colour decks are going to worry me in particular. Plus, even if you don't kill everyone there's still the TONNES of life you'll have to allow you to take a few punches before your next turn.
Posted By: psychichobo (4/24/2013 2:42:58 PM)


Run with Exsanguinate, Blood Tithe, Suture Priest, Blood Seeker, Syphon Soul, Soul Warden, Soul's Attendent, Urborg Syphon-Mage and Crypt Ghast.
Posted By: Taudisban (4/28/2013 8:32:59 AM)


This card is a win condition. If you get to this bomb, it's like seeing a sphinx's revelation go off. Only the game is actually over without concession. It's living the dream but when an opponent drops Zhur-Taa Ancient you are most likely at around a 12-16 point life swing on this card. And that's in set. Makes that 7/5 beater all the more risky with this at uncommon.
Posted By: Majikthise (4/29/2013 7:13:21 AM)


Crypt Ghast was waiting for an X-Drop card in his colors to just blow people up. The previous Orzhov X-drop this set just reanimated stuff and it was dependent on things being in your graveyard anyway, so it didn't really sync with him.

You guys have no idea how much I want this to happen:

T4: Crypt Ghast
T5: Tesya, Envoy of Ghosts
T6: Debt to the Deathless for X = 5 or 6
Posted By: SRSFACE (4/30/2013 6:22:07 PM)


I agree with BarrelRoll... I think a lot of Magic art would make awesome metal album covers and vice versa.
Check out an album called 'Hate' by 'Thy Art is Murder'... that should be a Magic card...
White Chapel and Born of Osirus have a few album covers with great art too... among many others.
As for the card... wicked. This will see EDH play for sure... and yes, that art is sik...
Posted By: MICKEY.KNOX (5/2/2013 9:34:23 AM)


This + Vizkopa Guildmage + 8 mana = Auto-win if you have 9 or more opponents.
For 4 - 8 opponents, you need 9 mana,
For 3 opponents, 10 mana,
For 2 opponents, 11 mana
For 1 opponent, 12 mana, but personally I wouldn't bother trying to combo this when you can finish any number of opponents with this + 14 mana and forget the guildmage. Plus, the guildmage combo nets you less lifegain than playing it straight in smaller games.

Then again, the guildmage can finish 9+ opponents with a couple of extorts, which should be easy for Orzov with much less mana.

Along with Crypt Ghast, let's not forget Liliana's Shade and Liliana of the Dark Realms herself.

When I think of the decks built around trying to fire off a 21 mana player-kill spell, and doing it competitively, I can't help but think that this is gonna be a staple storm deck spell for a while.
Posted By: Cyber_Squirrel (5/18/2013 2:38:04 PM)


Debt to the Deathless:
Because Exsanguinate doesn't make your playgroup hate you quite enough.
Posted By: drpvfx (4/23/2013 5:36:12 PM)


Compares positively to Exsanguinate, if you can afford the additional color weight. Terrific art too, looks like a Blind Guardian album cover or something.
Posted By: Totema (4/23/2013 5:02:40 PM)